The Atkinson: Brick Wonders
Venue: The Atkinson
Dates: 27/07/2020 - 26/09/2020
Times: 11:00 - 16:00
27 July – 26 September 2020
Visit the exhibition Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Free Entry.
There is a one-way system in place around the museum and the interactive displays have been temporarily removed. Maximum capacity of 30 visitors at a time in the gallery.
Brick Wonders transports you around the world to ancient, modern & natural wonders, recreated from half a million LEGO® bricks by Warren Elsmore and his team. From the building of the pyramids to the invention of the internet, journey around the globe and be inspired to discover and create your own wonders at home.
Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition takes in historic, modern and natural wonders from all seven continents. From the great pyramid of Giza to the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the bustle of Old London Bridge to the awesome natural display of the Aurora Australis, and those everyday marvels we forget to wonder at, such as electricity and the internet.
Each wonder is built using only standard LEGO bricks and a good amount of imagination! The models vary in scale and visitors can find out how many bricks were used to recreate each wonder, as well as how many hours it took to complete. For example, the large installation of the Great Barrier Reef is built using 200,000 LEGO bricks and took 55 days to complete and the Trojan Horse is recreated using 60 bricks and took 90 minutes to complete.
The Brick Wonders exhibition also features a series of LEGO stop motion animations from Morgan Spence.